Can the Tech Industry Disrupt Poverty?

Tech has enabled companies to develop solutions that are changing our very existence — disrupting how we get around cities, the food we consume, and the people we date. While these advances make most people’s lives easier, couldn’t we be using tech to disrupt something more? It’s yet to be proven whether tech has the power to disrupt one of the greatest challenges facing humanity: poverty. Many of the biggest, most profitable companies in the world have yet to take on this issue - what would happen if they did? In this session we will identify which companies are starting to utilize innovative tech solutions to help more people achieve a stable financial future - and discuss the opportunities and pitfalls associated with corporations taking more responsibility for such a complex issue.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate